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  • move out of your parents home
    Dusty Rhodes
      Nov 20, 2020
     
     
    • SMARTBOX Moving Tips
    • Moving
    • affordable moving

    A Guide on How to Move out of Your Parents’ House

    A step-by-step guide on how to move out of your parents’ house.
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  • elders
    Dusty Rhodes
      Oct 21, 2020
     
     
    • Downsizing
    • affordable moving
    • Portable Storage

    Moving Elderly Parents Out of Their Home

    For many people the time will come when they are faced with the difficult task of moving their aging parents out of their home and into a retirement community. This can be both a physically and psychologically exhausting process for everyone involved. Elderly parents might not exactly welcome this change in their lives. They might be sad about leaving a home filled with memories and they might feel as if they have lost a sense of independence. If you have found yourself in this situation, the good news is that there are some great ways to get elderly parents excited about this new chapter in their lives while successfully transitioning them to a new home. The following tips can help guide you through each stage of this moving process
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  • apartments.com
    Dusty Rhodes
      Oct 16, 2020
     
     
    • Portable Storage
    • Downsizing
    • affordable moving

    Moving from a House to an Apartment

    As you prepare to make the move from a house to an apartment, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed with all of the changes. You are probably wondering how you will adjust to life with less space, but you should keep in mind that there are plenty of perks that come with apartment life. Sure you don’t have your own yard, but you also don’t have the responsibilities that come with yard maintenance. And while you might have less space, you also don’t have the expense of dealing with repairs when things break. Many apartments also come with some great amenities such as a pool and workout facility. So, whether you are downsizing, looking to save money, or you are living in an apartment temporarily, there are definitely some things to consider to make the adjustment smoother. Consider the following tips for a successful transition from a house to an apartment.
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  • piano key
    Dusty Rhodes
      Oct 07, 2020
     
     
    • SMARTBOX Moving Tips
    • Moving
    • affordable moving

    Moving a Piano ​

    A piano is more than just a musical instrument. It is a piece of furniture, a work of art, and in some cases even a family heirloom. They are also extremely heavy and require some serious strength and meticulous attention in order to move them. The process of moving a piano is not the same as moving a sofa, a refrigerator, or any other large piece of furniture. In addition to being heavy, pianos are fragile instruments that contain hundreds of tiny parts. Beneath the wood frame, there are finely-tuned felt covered hammers, strings, keys, pedals, and a number of other complex mechanisms. As a result, pianos can easily be damaged when they are moved. In order to minimize the risk of damage to the piano and injury to the movers, consider these tips for how to move a piano safely.
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  • boxes for living
    Dusty Rhodes
      Sep 04, 2020
     
     
    • Portable Storage
    • Moving
    • Home Storage
    • affordable moving

    3 Smart Reasons to Use a Portable Storage Unit for Moving ​

    Most people would agree that moving is one of the most challenging tasks, but thanks to portable storage companies, this process has never been easier. You can forget about the stress of finding a reliable moving company, rushing to move your entire house in a day, spending a chunk of your savings, and begging your friends for help. Portable storage containers simplify the process and allow homeowners to move at their own pace. These convenient containers minimize the stress of moving along with offering a host of other benefits. Here are just a few of the biggest advantages to moving with a portable storage unit.
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  • Dont Sell it Yourself
    Dusty Rhodes
      Aug 28, 2020
     
     
    • Realtors
    • Portable Storage
    • affordable moving

    9 Reasons to Sell with a Real Estate Agent Instead of Yourself

    It’s understandable that homeowners want to save as much money as possible when moving, and that’s why some choose to go about the selling process on their own. However, selling a home takes a lot of work and not everyone has the extra time to devote to such a big task. At first glance the standard realtor’s commission fee of 6% can seem like a sizable amount of money. The “for sale by owner” method might look like a great way to save thousands of dollars, but here are nine reasons you should think again.
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  • mask it or casket
    Dusty Rhodes
      Aug 26, 2020
     
     
    • Portable Storage
    • School
    • affordable moving

    6 Parental Tips for Helping Your Child Adjust to College Life ​

    College is a unique stage in a young person’s life. On one hand they are anxious for independence but on the other they might feel nervous about being away from the comforts of home. Add to that the pressures of classwork and the desire to meet new people and this can be an extremely emotional time. While it’s normal for young adults to struggle with this major transition, there are things parents can do to make the process a little easier. If you have a child preparing to head off to college this fall, consider these tips for helping them adjust to college life.
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  • Foo Dawg
    Dusty Rhodes
      Aug 20, 2020
     
     
    • Realtors
    • Real Estate
    • affordable moving

    3 Key Reasons to Consider a Career in Real Estate

    Choosing the right career path can be a daunting decision and one that should not be taken lightly. That’s why it’s important to choose a career that fits your personality and your lifestyle. If you consider yourself to be an ambitious, hardworking, and organized person then you might be a perfect fit for a career in real estate. Like any career, real estate comes with it’s own challenges. However, if you are tough enough to handle these hurdles then you might find a career in real estate to be both financially and emotionally rewarding. From the ability to make commissions to creating your own flexible work schedule, there are many benefits to having a career in real estate and here are the top three.
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  • doors are my jamb
    Dusty Rhodes
      Aug 12, 2020
     
     
    • Real Estate
    • Realtors
    • curb appeal
    • affordable moving

    7 Swaps to Make in Your House for a Fast Real Estate Sale ​

    If you are planning to put your house on the market, there are several things you can do to help your home sell faster. Put yourself in the shoes of a potential buyer and think about what areas in your home could use a little sprucing up. Simple upgrades and changes can go a long way in helping your home show better so it appeals to buyers. Consider these easy swaps to give your house a boost and help it sell faster. ​
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  • COVID-19
    Dusty Rhodes
      Jul 30, 2020
     
     
    • Realtors
    • affordable moving
    • Real Estate

    5 Ways to Grow Your Real Estate Business During COVID-19

    It’s no secret that the novel coronavirus is affecting all kinds of industries, including real estate. People are hesitant to show their homes, some are worried about looking at homes, and Open Houses are no longer allowed these days. During these uncertain times, it’s important to remember that your real estate business doesn’t have to shut down. You simply need to alter your business strategy to accommodate this ever-changing environment. Here are some great ways that agents can stay connected with clients and continue growing their business during this pandemic.
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